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Google Summer of Code 2009


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Chromium is the open-source project behind Google Chrome. We're releasing a first look at Chromium and invite you to join us in our effort to: * Help build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web * Create a powerful platform for developing a new generation of web applications


  • Forging an efficient Cr for Linux This project will look towards making Chromium on Linux a pleasant experience. Ensuring the browser starts as fast as possible, doesn't leak memory, stays asleep when it's not busy, and does it's work as efficiently as possible will the goals.
  • Improve the network support for Chromium by adding SOCKS proxy support. Chromium currently lacks SOCKS proxy support. I intend to implement SOCKS support for Chromium and thus make it more usable by more users across the globe. SOCKS, or "Secured Over Credential-based Kerberos Services", is a network protocol that allows routing of packets through a proxy server, using a server-client architecture. I will be implementing the client part of the SOCKS proxy, enabling it as a layer below http / ftp but above the socket layer, for windows, OSX and linux.
  • OS X Dictionary Support in Chromium I propose to add support, where possible, for the OS X built-in dictionary to the Mac port of Chromium.